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August 4, 200711:11 PM

Web 2.0 To Web 3.0 According To Eric Schmidt Of Google

If you were unsure of how to define Web 2.0 and were wondering what Web 3.0 will look like, I'm not sure that this video will help much. It's Eric Schmidt from Google fielding the question:

What do you think? Is Web 3.0 really about small applications (he didn't use the word "widget") that are interconnected? I seemed to have the distinct impression that Web 3.0 would be based around a truly Semantic Web experience.

Then again, I also never thought of Web 2.0 as a "marketing term." If Web 2.0 is a marketing term, we need to do a lot better with our efforts at nomenclature excellence.

By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by Darlene
    Mitch Joel

    Web 2.0 has certainly been used as a marketing term, similar to the way 3G and 4G are used in the mobile industry to promote a vague and as of yet undefined evolution. The promise of bigger, better, faster, more efficient...

    Nick Carr comments on the variations of a Web 3.0 evolution on his blog:
    http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2007/08/what_is_web_30.php

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  • Posted by tamera
    Mitch Joel

    Absolutely concur. I'll take the Sir Tim Berners-Lee definition over Eric's, even though I think Google is already leading the charge towards the semantic web.

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